Taking N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for COPD

Posted by xm174 @xm174, Jan 22 9:53am

Hi everyone,

Does anybody have information on the effectiveness of taking the supplement NAC for helping reduce exacerbations caused by moderate to sever COPD? Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

@xm174 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

You will notice that I added "N-acetylcysteine" to your discussion question. I did this so members like @joelars @waterboy @merpreb @ppr @silverkat
@fiesty76 could more easily find your questions and offer suggestions and/or support.

I'm wondering if you would be interested in journal articles related to your question? I was able to find a few during a quick google search but journal articles are exactly light reading.

I'm also wondering if you have had a chance to read through previous discussions and posts related to COPD?

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@xm174– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is a great question. We are not in the medical profession so we can not answer questions that deal directly with advice about medications. However, if I were you I would most definitely ask my doctor.

Have your symptoms increased recently? What makes you ask this at this time?

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@merpreb

@xm174– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is a great question. We are not in the medical profession so we can not answer questions that deal directly with advice about medications. However, if I were you I would most definitely ask my doctor.

Have your symptoms increased recently? What makes you ask this at this time?

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Hi,

I'm just investigating the results people have had with taking the NAC supplement with regards to helping control the frequency and/ or severity of COD exacerbations, particularly in people with stage 3 COPD.

I know an elderly lady who has stage 3 COPD and I am simply doing some investigative work on her behalf, and hoping to hear real life experiences from others with COPD and their results after taking NAC.

I am not seeking actual medical advice, simply feedback from other COPD patients or family members. The patient I'm investigating this on behalf of, has already spoken to their doctor regarding this, and has a medical team devoted to her COPD issue. What I'm looking for is supplemental information, garnered from real life experiences.

Thanks for your interest in my post.

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@xm174– I understand. You are a good friend. Has she been given any answers from her medical team?

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